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Citizen Sense, Frackbox, 2014-2016. Photo by Gareth Jones.

The Dustboxes are a series of low-tech air pollution data collectors, housed in a ceramic case resembling an air pollutant particle. Residents of Deptford in London were able to borrow these devices for free from their local library to measure air pollution in their own areas. Each Dustbox streamed real-time data to an online platform, available for all to view at: citizensense.net.

Courtesy of the artist. Citizen Sense is a research and practice group based at Goldsmiths, University of London. Citizen Sense is led by Jennifer Gabrys, working in collaboration with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston, along with community members, creative practitioners and scientific consultants. Citizen Sense is currently funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

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